Supervisors Present: Jim Ragle and Ron McGlocklin, were present at the meeting.†
Patrick Stoffers explained there are two purposes for this special session.† The first was to appoint officers for 2005 and the second is his recommendation to hire Frank Nierzwicki as the Planning and Zoning Administrator with the intent of amending that title in the upcoming weeks.† The Planning and Zoning Board will be discussing the title change at their meeting on January 7th.
Appointment of a new Planning and Zoning Administrator
Sandra has requested Mike Spencerís office to prepare the ordinance.†
Frank explained he would still be in charge of enforcement of the health issues, transportation development, community development, economic development and act as the telecommunication coordinator.
Patrick discussed the newly formed telecommunication committee and the areas they would be looking into such as broad band communications for the County.
At Patrickís request Frank
shared his progress with the INDOT grant application.† The application for the trail has been
submitted.† It was electronically sent to
the Metropolitan Planning Organization.†
They will review the application at their meeting on January 17th
where they will be endorsing it.† It is
his understanding this is the only application in the
William Evans made a motion hire Frank Nierzwicki as the PZA.† Lisa Creech seconded.† Motion carried.
Council Officers for 2005
Phillip Rogers made a motion to
†† Police Station
Ron McGlocklin wanted to assure the retainage would not be released until the grounds and parking lot are completed next spring.† There was discussion on the amount of retainage and the procedure to release bonds to vendors.†
Sandra called and Mike Spencer advised when a vendor requested the release of their bond they should send a letter to the Council.† The architect, construction manager, supervisors and Council would all be required to approve and sign the release.† This ensures it will not be released before the work is completed.
Patrick asked Ron if they had a completion date in writing yet.† Ron answered they do not have the date yet.† They are supposed to have a meeting on Friday or next Monday.
Ron also advised the generator would be in place soon.† They continued to discuss the remaining things that need to be done.† Patrick requested outdoor lights be turned on.
The furniture is in, but it is stored in the back storage building.
Food and Beverage Tax
Frank asked if the County adds the food and beverage tax would
Ellettsville get a portion of the tax.†
Patrick explained the City of
Sandra discussed a few of the upcoming issues on the agenda.† This first was the information on the 504
compliance required by the 5 year master plan for the Park and Recreation
Board.† Mike Spencerís office has not
been able to locate the information.†
Lisa Creech has organized a meeting concerning downtown beautification on the 1st of February at the Fire Station.† It is a posted meeting so the Council can all attend if they desire.